Lamborghini Veneno Roadster Breaks Cover [Photo Gallery]
Announced back in August, the Veneno Roadster - "an open racing prototype with an extreme design and breathtaking performance" - will be built in nine examples and will arrive with a price tag of €3.3 ($4.5 / £2.8) million before taxes.
Power is provided by the same 6.5-liter V12 engine found in the Veneno coupe, which means the roadster will have 750 horsepower at its disposal. Sent to the four wheels via an ISR transmission, it enable the roadster to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 355 km/h (220 mph).
The Veneno Roadster sits on a carbon fiber reinforced polymer monocoque with all exterior parts made from CFRP. Inside, the carbon fiber theme continues with two lightweight Forged Composite bucket seats and CarbonSkin all around. The result is a curb weight of only 1,490 kg (3,278 lbs) which means a power-to-weight ration of 1.99 kg/HP.
Production of the Lamborghini Veneno Roadster will begin next year.
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